Hi, every1, im thinkin of goin into IB. Im still in the 6th form and still deciding what i wanna do at uni. I was thinking of doing Chemistry at a really good uni, eg. Imperial, notts, St.Andrews, UCL and warwick. If i got a 2:1 or a 1st degree in chemistry at one of these unis, wt r the chances of getting into a gd investment bank..?
ohh, and also, is it true that employers are now looking for employees with a physics degree from a good uni..? do these student have an advantage as to obtain a physics degree is difficult..? reply back asap to my questions
chemistry/physics makes little difference, as long as the degree is highly quantitative..
go for the one you enjoy, you're most likely to get the 1st/2.i there.
what degrees do u think makes sum1 have a gd chance of getting into a big investment bank and why wud chemistry make little difference..?
lol, ill use better english with you from now on. So, do you think that chemistry would be a right move for me, because i do enjoy it and i really want to do IB. If i did do it at the universities i mentioned earlier, do you think i have a good chance..?
imperial/warwick, probably nottingam would be likely to get you to the interview stage..beyond that, it's up to you, your abilities and interest in finance.
don't let IB drive your life, it's far too early yet - get decent a-levels, apply for a respected degree at the best universities you can, preferably quantitative if you are thinking about markets..that's basically all you need to know at the moment, you can start taking it more seriously and doing some reserach during the summer before you go to university.
btw, reflecting on the post above, go for a subject you are passionate about - it doesn't have to be economics/finance.
Economics & Management at Oxford.
I don't see the point of doing a science degree if your want to get into Investment banking.
I know, but the problem is i dont do Economics at A level. I do 3 sciences and maths. To be honest with you, if i was an absolute genius at maths and actually enjoyed it, i would consider to take it on at uni. I enjoy chemistry so i just thought to ask the experts ( you guys ) for some advice. If i did a chemistry degree, how long would the conversion course be to get into IB, or isnt there a conversion course..?
not doing economics at A level isn't such a problem, but I don't see why not go for chemistry if that's what you like.
there's no conversion course..banks will want you to be a) the top at academics, b) motivated & interested in finance, c) soft skills..other than that, they'll train you on the job.
Does it really make sense to take chemistry if you want to go into investment banking? Think about it.
I mean AAB+ and a solid 2.i from a good university..they would hardly care about your gcses.
I said that you can do economics without A level several posts above..
1) most career counselors should be imprisoned at least, if not shot dead
2) most people don't seem to understand the fundamentals about university
a) if you are not passionate about your subject, you will never get into oxbridge
b) if you are not very interested in the subject, you are very unlikely to get into the top universities
c) if you are not very interested in the subject, you will hate your degree and hardly get a good 2.i class
d) there's more to life than IB, ie. your interests and curiosity about certain areas of human exploration